Library News

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Do You Have Your Library Card?

Now through September 30, 2017, you can win a raffle basket that includes an Amazon Echo, Hue Smart Bulbs and Hub, and an Amazon Gift Card to celebrate this special time of year for libraries nationwide.

“How do I win?”

Great question! Open a new library card or renew your expired library card. Know a friend who doesn’t have a card? Refer them, and once they get their library card both you AND your friend will be entered into our drawing. It’s that easy.

Top ten reasons to have a library card:

  1. Books
  2. DVDs and CDs
  3. Digital Media Lab and Makerspace
  4. Downloadable Content: eBooks, Digital Magazines, eAudiobooks and more
  5. Museum passes
  6. an online video learning tutorials
  7. Programs and Events
  8. WiFi, Computers, and Printing
  9. Research and Consumer Databases
  10. Friendly, Helpful Staff …and so much more!

Have we convinced you yet? Come in today and get your library card!

(Raffle basket winner will be notified early October 2017)

New Lenox Commons

Mark your calendar now and SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming blood drive!

New Lenox Public Library Blood Drive

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Appointments are encouraged. Sign up today for an appointment at the Circulation Desk or use the link below to schedule now!

Schedule Online
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Who benefits from blood donation?

At Heartland Blood Centers, we never forget the patients who receive the blood we collect. Every unit of blood is collected from volunteer donors who meet specific criteria and have been screened according to strict guidelines. Every unit (pint) is collected, transported, tested and stored according to tightly-controlled procedures. Examples of transfusion needs are:

  • Cancer: Up to 8 units/month
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: Up to 2 units/day
  • Liver Transplant: Up to 100 units
  • Auto Accident: Up to 50 units
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: 2–25 units

More than 95% of Americans reaching age 72 will need blood (or one of the products that can be derived by blood) in their lifetime.

About 75% of all people over the age of 30 have at least one personal acquaintance who has had a blood transfusion.

Blood is a fragile substance. It is a liquid, living tissue that must be used within 42 days (5 days for platelets) of the time it is donated.


Library Closed on August 11

The Library will be closed this Friday (August 11, 2017) for a Staff In-Service Day. We will be OPEN Saturday (August 12, 2017) at 10am, however the parking lot will be closed for resurfacing.

You can find additional parking here:

  • Circle Drive on the Commons
  • South Police Station Parking Lot

In anticipation of the lot and bookdrop being inaccessible, no books will be due August 11-13. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we continue to maintain our building and grounds.


Friends of the Library Rummage Sale 2017

The Friends of the New Lenox Library are holding their Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9am-2pm, rain date will be Sunday, September 10, 2017.   This event is held on the Circle Drive in the Commons.  Spots are $10 per spot and you may buy more than one spot.  Spots consist of one parking space on the circle.  There will be access to bathrooms, as well as two additional port a potty's to accommodate all the participants and attendees.  Lunch will be offered through our Just 4 U Cafe, as well as another vendor on that day.  To sign up, please fill out the registration form and turn into the Circulation Desk, along with your payment.  Checks can be made out to Friends of the New Lenox Library. 

Download Registration Form (PDF)

Download Rules & General Information (PDF)

OneClick Digital & Zinio Are Now RBdigital

Do you use the mobile apps Zinio to read magazines or OneClickdigital to listen to audiobooks?

On Tuesday, June 27, these apps have merged into one app called RBdigital. There are still separate websites for these services; Zinio for Libraries will now be called RBdigital Magazines and OneClickdigital will now be called RBdigital.

You'll still be able to use all the same magazine and audiobook titles, but you'll need to update your device:

  • OneClickdigital users will be prompted to update the OneClick app, which will become the RBdigital app
  • Zinio for Libraries users will need to download the new RBdigital app

Your username and password will remain the same. The RBdigital app will have all of your existing titles still checked out, but you'll need to download the titles again.

If you have questions, please call our Adult Services Department for more information